The Real Girl

Heather and I recently saw "Lars and the Real Girl" based on the recommendation of a friend. A lonely guy orders a silicon girl through the internet--not a movie we would normally watch. But this was one of the most moving movies we've seen in quite a while. It's all about community. Lars is scarred by the death of his mother and can't stand to be touched by anyone, so he orders a plastic girlfriend for himself. The funny thing is that the whole town goes along with it and makes 'Bianca' feel very welcomed. You'll have to watch the movie to see how it turns out. It shows the transforming power of community in an amazing and hilarious way. Here's the trailer.


  1. I saw it when it first came out, and than had Joy watch it with me during our "Trifecta of Mental Illness" weekend here.

    It was a little unrealistic, but I found it to be incredibly moving. The scene where Lars stands by himself in the middle of the party, eyes closed while he was swaying back and forth was heart-breaking.



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